Definition of Abstemious in English :

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Abstemious meaning in English

Meaning of Abstemious in English

Pronunciation of Abstemious in English

Abstemious pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of abstemious

1. abstemious

sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

Example Sentences:
'the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious'

2. abstemious, light

marked by temperance in indulgence

Example Sentences:
'abstemious with the use of adverbs'
'a light eater'
'a light smoker'
'ate a light supper'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


see synonyms of abstemious
moderate or sparing, esp in the consumption of alcohol or food; temperate

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see synonyms of abstemious
moderate, esp. in eating and drinking; temperate
characterized by abstinence

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see synonyms of abstemious
1. Eating and drinking in moderation.
2. Characterized by abstinence or moderation: an abstemious way of life.

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